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DCA's regional planning programs help local governments and regional commissions consider issues, opportunities and resources that multiple neighboring jurisdictions share and may address in a coordinated fashion. The Georgia Planning Act ( O.C.G.A. 45-12-200, et seq., and 50-8-1, et seq.) governs many of the activities of the twelve Regional Commissions, including identifying and managing Regionally Important Resources, creating and implementing Regional Comprehensive Plans, and reviewing Developments of Regional Impact.
Our regional programs include:
Communities and regional commissions should prepare for future hazards and to be more disaster resilient by limiting the interruption of the hazards on the local community. Comprehensive planning can be a tool to help achieve this.
Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs) are large-scale developments that are likely to have regional effects beyond the local government jurisdiction in which they are located.
Georgia’s twelve regional commissions are public agencies created and established by the Georgia Planning Act (O.C.G.A.
A Regionally Important Resource (RIR) is a natural or historic resource that is of sufficient size or importance to warrant special consideration by the local governments having jurisdiction over that resource.
DCA highlights outstanding initiatives and Planning Success Stories undertaken by Georgia’s 12 Regional Commissions in order to share knowledge and tools that have been successfully implemented to address a diverse range o
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